Participatieve workshop THE COMMON PEOPLE

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Participatieve workshop THE COMMON PEOPLE

Jan Martens & Lukas Dhont

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Jan Martens & Lukas Dhont are looking for participants in the preparatory workshops for and the performances of THE COMMON PEOPLE

The workshops focus on meeting people, intensity, intimacy and privacy and take place in STUK. They will result in 2 performances on 29th and 30th of march 2017 at STUK. Everyone can participate regardless of age (minimum age: 14 years old) and background. No dance nor theater experience is required.

The 48 participants will be divided in 4 groups. Each group will receive 3 workshop sessions:

workshops GROUP 120 & 21/3 18:00 - 21:00 + 26/3 14:00 - 17:00
workshops GROUP 221/3 18:00 - 21:00 + 22/3 18:30 - 21:30 + 26/3 14:00 - 17:00
workshops GROUP 322, 23 & 27/03 18:00 - 21:00
workshops GROUP 423, 24 & 27/03 18:00 - 21:00
performances29 & 30/03 16:00 - ... 


In a society where people primarily communicate on the internet THE COMMON PEOPLE tries to bring people together in a more humane way, one on one, intense, intimate and with physical contact. As a participant you will meet another person for the first time during the performance. You will have received a simple script on forehand to guide you. The audience is witnessing several of these encounters. During the workshop you will be prepared for this physical encounter. By means of simple instructions the participants will work on consciousness of the body, performativity and contact improvisation.

Next to the performance there will be an installation in which the digital identity of the participants is the focus point. This digital translation of your personality in the installation will form a contrast with the physical encounter on stage. The installation can be visited by the audience on the performance days.

To respond to this Open Call, contact the.common.people[at] Please mention these details:

  • Full name
  • Age
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number
  • A picture of you

A maximum of 48 people can take part. Registration was possible until Sunday 5 February 2017. 
We will let you know whether or not you can take part by Friday 24 February.


Diverse locaties in STUK
Mon 20 Mar 2017 - Thu 30 Mar 2017.


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